A tale of unrequited love and unfulfilled aspirations, Anton Chekhov's bitterly tragic comedy gets an enjoyable -- if mostly unremarkable -- adaptation, boosted by strong performances from its spectacular cast.
The gender-swapped spin-off of the trilogy of "Ocean's" films hits all the satisfying elements of a heist movie, while offering the distinct pleasure of watching its insanely talented cast have a blast and look great doing it.
The melancholic film follows newlyweds Florence and Edward during their disastrous first night together as man and wife, at a seaside hotel in Southern England in 1962.
Paul Schrader's searing theological drama deals honestly with the subject of spirituality, wrestling with metaphysical questions in a way far deeper than typical "faith-based" cinema.
This psychological thriller sees Moll, a timid twenty-something, rebelling from her family by romancing danger. But "Beast" isn't just a simple whodunit, moving beyond its premise as Peace peels back the layers of Moll's own impulse toward destruction.
Providing the origin story of roguish smuggler Han Solo, the film feels like the result of its writers being handed a checklist of events they had to include, and their job was simply to create a
narrative that could connect them. The results are messy and uneven.
Brady Jandreau, playing a loosely fictionalized version of himself, brings a piercing authenticity to a story about the elemental conflict that arises when the very thing that makes a person who they are might also be their undoing.
You know the sequel doesn't measure up to the original hit film when even the fourth wall-breaking protagonist calls out the lazy writing.